Sometimes over excitement can make you type too much than you should on social media. Like what Cosworth did on its official Twitter account, where it revealed that the Aston Martin Valkyrie will have the most powerful road engine in the world.
Luckily, Road & Track has screenshotted the Tweet so that the leaked information won’t slip away even after the Tweet is taken down. Here’s what it says, “We’re famous for breaking records and our latest engine, the Aston Martin Valkyrie 6.5-litre V12, will be the world’s most powerful naturally aspirated road engine with 1,130bhp. #Cosworth #AstonMartinValkyrie”.
For a naturally aspirated engine to pack that much of grunt is certainly magnificent. However, considering what Aston previously said, the leak could be slightly off the mark. During the premiere of the Valkyrie AMR Pro in March, the British automaker said that its most radical car would boast a hybrid powertrain delivering output above 1,100 bhp, and that its street-legal counterpart won’t be as powerful.
So we’re a bit confused now, which one we should believe? From what Aston said, it seems like the engine won’t punch as much as 1,130 bhp after all, at least it wouldn’t do it alone. But the hybrid system would be there to help it achieve that power in a combined work, while by itself it would produce only 1,000 bhp. This is what sounds reasonable for now.
To be more sure, we will have to wait for official confirmation. Even though it’s a little doubtful that the road-going Aston Martin Valkyrie will come with a 1,130 bhp engine, it’s still possible that the car would be the most powerful naturally aspirated one, assuming the 1,000 bhp rumor is true.